ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

Online Screening

WORLD PREMIERE | Abigail Child has been at the vanguard of experimental media since the 1980s. In her latest project, she offers viewers an eerie and exciting look into the present and future of artificial intelligence through the perspectives of robotics scientists, entrepreneurs, and a Black lesbian robot named BINA48. Exploring AI’s design, potential medical applications, and exploitation in the arena of sexual fantasies, Child’s thought-provoking film considers the emerging technology’s ethical and emotional implications, presenting a speculative not-too-distant future grounded in sci-fi.   

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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer/Camera/Co-editor Abigail Child,

Director: Abigail Child
Producer: Abigail Child, Jennifer Burton
Writer: Abigail Child
Cinematographer: Abigail Child, Marsha Kahm, Leah Anova, Robert Withers
Editor: Abigail Child, Mary Patierno
Music: Hirokazu Kiraishi
Language: English, Japanese
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Ryan Bruce Levey